Agathiae, historici & poëtae eximij, De imperio et rebus gestis Iustiniani imperatoris, libri quinque: Graecè nunquam antehac editi. Ex bibliothecá & interpretatione Bonauenturae Vulcanii Brugensis. Accesserunt eiusdem Agathiae Epigrammata Graeca.
Agathias (c.530 - 582/594)
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at
Orientation: Vertical Text Substrate: handmade laid paper, Ink/Pigment: black printing ink Type: BOUND BOOK Binding Type: Laced case, with boards Date of Binding: contemporary Binder's Name: Low Countries End Leaves: not recorded. White, handmade laid paper. Structure: British Edges: plain-cut, sprinkled with red pigment, polished Spine Lining: moderate round, quadrant joints, transverse linings in me ms parchment End Bands: worked L-R 1x1 in blue and red silk over rolled or twisted parchment cores, the slips laced through the joints of the cover. Bookmark: None Boards: paper boards Covering: full calf parchment lined with white paper, with reverse caps and yapp edges on the fore-edges of the boards. Tooling Spine: early eighteenth-century red tanned goat label in panel 2 titled in gold. Tooling Sides: Furniture: two pairs of green silk ties on the fore-edge. Enclosure: None Binding Notes: prices and date in side right board: 1724 7ber 8 / kost 1gl 2Sh. Insfdie left board: Collationeert a° 1623 Iunij 15 compleet
2 pt. in 1 (, 200, 158, ; , 32 p.) ; 4to. Running number: 5083. Imperfect: wanting pt. 2 (i.e. final , 32 p.). Provenance: manuscript inscription on front pastedown: "Gollatione ert[?] ao 1623 Iunij 22 15 complect". Manuscript prices on front fly-leaf: "Emptus ... [rest crossed out]", "0-5-6" and "3 gned. 8 ff.". Manuscript inscription on title page: "Su[u]m Isaaci Lydij" [probably Isaac Lydius (1604-1660), pastor in Dordrecht]. Manuscript inscription on rear pastedown: "1724 Fber 8 / kost 1 gl 2 sh". Binding: seventeenth-century plain vellum; yapp edges; two pairs of green linen ties. Rebacked in vellum. Original gilt spine title on brown goatskin label retained.
Makers and roles
Agathias (c.530 - 582/594) Johan van der Does (1545-1604), editor Joseph Juste Scaliger (1540-1609), editor Bonaventura Vulcanius (1538-1614), editor